Video| Speakin' Japanese – Spring reaches peak with cherry blossom arrival

Video| Speakin' Japanese – Spring reaches peak with cherry blossom arrival

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

Sakura or cherry blossoms are now in full bloom. They are so beautiful, aren’t they? The pinkish-white blossoms are a symbol of Japan and loved by people for thousands of years. The life span of the blossoms is very short, so don’t miss them before they’re gone this year. 

 

Today’s Japanese phrase: “Haru ranman desu” = Spring is now at its peak with full-blown cherry blossoms. 
("haru" = spring, "ranman" = full-blown cherry blossoms, ".. desu" = it is ..) 

Let’s remember this classical and poetic expression and use it in the conversation with Japanese friends to enjoy the great season.  
 
Stay safe and enjoy the gorgeous blossoms!

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